NCM® Fathom Events Announces Classic Film Series Presented by Turner Classic Movies
July 12, 2012
Centennial, Colo. -- NCM® Fathom Events, the alternative entertainment division of National CineMedia, is collaborating with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to present a classic film series from Universal Pictures exclusively in select movie theaters nationwide beginning this fall, announced Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. Fathom Events and TCM will kick off the ongoing series with four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary:
• "The Birds" - Wednesday, Sept. 19
• "Frankenstein" & "The Bride of Frankenstein" (double feature) - Wednesday, Oct. 24
• "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Thursday, Nov. 15
The series will be introduced on-screen by TCM host, film historian and author Robert Osborne. Osborne will take audiences behind the scenes for each of these American classics, with exclusive interviews conducted at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival.
"Fathom Events has experienced great success in bringing classic anniversary events to movie theaters around the country over the past several years," said Maxwell. "This agreement with TCM enables us to offer audiences a chance to experience these four classics on the big screen once again."
The "TCM Classic Movies Series" will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in select movie theaters around the country. Tickets to the series will be available beginning Friday, July 27. Visit www.FathomEvents.com to learn more.
"Through our alliance with Fathom Events, TCM is able to bring classic films to movie theaters across the country, introducing new generations to some of Hollywood's great cinematic masterpieces," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation, general manager of festivals for TCM, TBS and TNT. "This partnership also demonstrates how TCM is able to reach beyond the television screen and connect with our community of movie lovers no matter where they may be."
Fathom Events and TCM presented beloved classics "The Wizard of Oz" in 2009, "West Side Story" in 2011 and "Casablanca" in March 2012 to sold-out theaters across the country and will celebrate the 60th anniversary of "Singin' in the Rain" in select theaters on Thursday, July 12.
Fathom Events is a leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide since 2002 including live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, sports, music, Broadway and many other unique entertainment presentations.
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